John Bowden RITCHIE

RITCHIE, John Bowden

Service Numbers: 1436, 1410
Enlisted: 7 November 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Company
Born: Krambach, New South Wales, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Wingham, Greater Taree, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1436, 1st Infantry Battalion
11 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, 1410, 1st Infantry Battalion
11 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, 1410, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Sydney
9 Jun 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Machine Gun Company

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Biography contributed by Peter Rankin

He served under the alias of John Ricketts.